Final Jeopardy: African Capitals

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (6/2/2017) in the category “African Capitals” was:

This port city on the Congo River was founded in 1883 & is named for a European explorer.

New champ Joe Nguyen had quite a surprise victory with $12,200 yesterday. Today he is up against these two players: Coby Klein, from Huntington, NY; and Christie Burke, from Richfield, MN.

Round 1 Categories: Hope-pourri – Beastly Verbs – Bible Study – What’s the Score? – Chinese Cuisine – This Is 40

Coby found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Bible Study” under the $1,000 clue. A dozen clue were still up there after it. He was in the second place with $3,800, $200 less than Joe. He bet $1,900 and he was RIGHT.

The Ark of the Covenant was kept for a time in this city that’s also the name of a Civil War Battle site in Tennessee. show

Coby finished in the lead with $9,700. Christie was second with $4,800 and Joe was last with $4,200.

Round 2 Categories: Musically Titled Lit – U.S. Place Names – Biopic Subjects – Guys Makin’ Stuff – Long Nonstop Flights – This Is 5-“D”

Coby found the first Daily Double in “Place Names” under the $1,200 clue on the 5th pick. He was in the lead with $11,300 at this point, $4,100 more than Christie in second place. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.

The German statesman seen here gave his name to this Midwestern capital.
Daily Double - U.S. Place Names (Jeopardy! 6-1-17)

Joe found the last Daily Double in “Guys Makin’ Stuff” under the $1,600 clue, with 10 clues to go after it. In second place with $10,600, he had $6,300 less than Coby’s lead. He bet $9,400 (Alex said “Whoa!”) and he was RIGHT. (Wow!)

To allay fears of alternating current, he publicly lit lamps by allowing electricity to flow through his body. show

Joe finished in the lead with $24,800. Coby was next with $18,900 and Christie was in third place with $10,800.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“Brazzaville is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Congo. It is located on the shores of the Congo River…. In the Lari language, the regions of Mfoa and Mpila were known under the name Mavula, or ‘the place to get rich.’ Laris people still refer to Brazzaville that way; however the name Mavula is anachronic since in 1880, the region’s inhabitants were Bateke. The site of the future capital was known as Nkuna, and was a Batéké village. Brazzaville was founded on 10 September 1880 by an Italo-French explorer, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, after whom the city was named, Brazza-ville or the city of Brazza.” (African Heritage: Brazzaville)

BrazzaCulture takes a deep look into de Brazza’s life.

Christie thought it was Liberia’s capital, Monrovia (named for President James Monroe). She lost her $4,200 bet and finished with $6,600.

Coby came up with Georgetown, Guyana’s capital (named for King George III). That cost him $18,000 and he had $900 left.

Joe got it right. His $13,001 bet brought him up to a whopping $37,801 win today and a 2-day total of $50,001. Go, Joe!

Final Jeopardy (6/1/2017) Joe Nguyen, Christie Burke, Coby Klein

Here are 2 triple stumpers from Double Jeopardy!

MUSICALLY TITLED LIT ($1600) A classic of African-American lit gets its title from this Billie Holiday song that says “Mama may have…”

BIOPIC SUBJECTS ($2000) Composer, actor and dancer George M. Cohan

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Notorious 20th Century Names”

Morton Sobell, a co-defendant with these 2, was also convicted but received a lighter sentence. show

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13 Responses


    Thanks again VJ! You’ve really been so kind.

  2. Jerrilyn Farmer says:

    My FB friends are telling me that I was a clue on Jeopardy yesterday–do you know of any way I can watch this episode? In LA, the show was preempted for NBA game. Bah! Thanks for the info.

    • VJ says:

      Hi Jerrilyn, the clue was in “Musically Titled Lit” for $1200: “Please allow me to introduce this Jerrilyn Farmer mystery with the same 4-word title as a Rolling Stones song”

  3. Becci Boyd says:

    I took the online test last night (6-1), here’s hoping I did well? I just wish that TPTB would send us the results.

    I know that FF has no connection (?) with Sony/Jeopardy but I just wanted to leave my opinion.

    • VJ says:

      Best of luck to you with it, Becci. Hope you get the opportunity to audition for the show.

  4. Lou says:

    Congrats to Joe on his big victory! lets see if he can keep it going tomorrow with his big win and hopefully 30K to get to Hunter Appler’s total.

  5. VJ says:

    I actually missed the first 15 clues of this match because I forgot to write to George Stephanopoulos and tell him to stay the hell off my TV during Jeopardy! Luckily, the first DD was the 18th clue!

    LINK: 11 more clues from this match

  6. Dalton Higbee says:

    WOW! Over $35,000 in two of the games this week, and $37,801 is the biggest payday so far in Season 33.